1 kw Home built wind turbine 10' diameter on 50 foot tilt tower Many RE features at this house
- Anthony Powell
- Single-Family Residence
- 1147 Dalton Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
- 2,700 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% or less of electricity
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Small Wind
- January 2006
- Size of System:
- 1 kW
- To generate electricity
- Gross Cost of System:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: $60/month from all sytems
- Home Built
Wind generators 10' 1 Kw Home build 48v wind Turbine with large Fork Truck Battery on 50' tilt up tower.. Added in 2013 a 200 watt PV panel at battery to keep charge up on low wind summer days.
Pulsing from alternator is good for batteries.
Coat blades with Linseed oil and lube hub once per year
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Solar PV Pole Mounted 3.4 Kw with automatic Battery Back-up, grid-tied.. SHW Two 4x8 panels, 120 gallon single tank, drain-back type without antifreeze.. 10' 1 Kw Home build 48v wind Turbine with large Fork Truck Battery 50’ tilt tower.. Large southern exposure with Passive Solar thermal mass trombe wall behind large high efficiency fireplace.. External basement insulation, including horizontal 4’ out from wall.. 3’ x7’ Solar Hot Air Heating panel..Rain water harvesting hidden in bench.. Aluminum Shingle Reflective Roof, lifetime warranty and hurricane proof.. Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Radiant floor heating, Recycled Materials, Super Insulated Walls/ Roof ..Many RE features not listed.. Could go off-grid for many days.
This is my retirement plan, greater comfort and lower utilities.
Need a big battery to absorb the peak watts during gusts
We have been doing a efficiency improvement and RE projects to our house for many years. Along the way we have incorporated almost all available technology. Our fuel oil usage has gone from about 800 gallons a year to 200. Our electric bill has gone from about $150 per month to $60 at the same time we doubled the size of our family room and added central AC. Payback is better than the stock market.
Open House Info:
1147 Dalton Rd off Honeoye Fall#6 road in Honeoye Falls. From Rt390 at Rush follow Rt 15 south to light, left onto HF#6 road. Dalton is on right in 3 miles. 3rd house on left, east, blue tall house. 2.5 miles north of Rts 5&20 in Lima 5 minutes to either E.Avon or Rush Rt 390 exits. Long driveway with Parking at House. Long recycled driveway with circle for parking at house.. In-line weatherstation RE system monitoring
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